This course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, prevention strategies, and cardiovascular risk reduction. In addition, we highlight type 2 treatment approaches including nutrition, activity, oral and injectables medications plus screening and treatment guidelines for micro and macrovascular disease. Through case studies and discussion, we highlight strategies to focus on a person-centered approach along with attention to psychosocial care for people living with diabetes.
- Discuss the current epidemiology of type 2 diabetes.
- Describe the classification, terminology & diagnostic criteria for diabetes.
- Identify the eight pathophysiologic defects associated with the ominous octet.
- Describe evidence and strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes.
- State strategies to implement a person-centered approach to those with diabetes.
- Discuss key aspects of type 2 diabetes management including education, therapeutic lifestyle changes, glucose, lipid and hypertension management plus referrals.
- Understand the overarching principles of management of type 2 DM including.
- Classes of the diabetes medications
- Treatment of dyslipidemia/hypertension
- Screening for, prevention and treatment of microvascular complications
- Psychosocial support
Intended Audience: These courses are knowledge-based activities designed for individuals or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in enhancing their diabetes medication knowledge.
Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.
All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information
Earn 2.0 CEs